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Painting and drawings, Kirkdale Cave, Yorkshire by [William Buckland, William Salmond, and Thomas Webster]

Reference number: PT/73/9/14

Date: 1822

Description

Plate 16 containing several artworks and captions pasted onto one backing sheet. Contains: a view of the entrance to Kirkdale Cave [North Yorkshire, England], with the pencil inscription 'a slight etching will do' (figure 1); a line-drawn section through the cave, apparently pasted over an original ink wash illustration (figure 2); and a plan of the cave extended and with a pasted-on caption commencing 'Plan of the Cave drawn and measured by W. Salmond Esq'. The work is inscribed with publication and plate details. Not signed. Royal Society stamp verso. The manuscript for this paper is wanting.

Subject: Palaeontology

Published in Philosophical Transactions as part of paper titled 'Account of an assemblage of fossil teeth and bones of elephant, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, bear, tiger, and hyæna, and sixteen other animals; discovered in a cave at Kirkdale, Yorkshire, in the year 1821: with a comparative view of five similar caverns in various parts of England, and others on the continent' by William Buckland.

Read to the Royal Society on 21 February 1822.

Reference number
PT/73/9/14
Earliest possible date
1822
Physical description
Ink and ink wash on paper
Page extent
1 page
Format
Drawing

Creator name

William Buckland

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William Buckland, Painting and drawings, Kirkdale Cave, Yorkshire by [William Buckland, William Salmond, and Thomas Webster], 1822, PT/73/9/14, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/pt_73_9_14/painting-and-drawings-kirkdale-cave-yorkshire-by-william-buckland-william-salmond-and-thomas-webster, accessed on 29 February 2024

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